Privacy e Policy

This page contains a description of the policy which governs the handling and processing of website users’ personal data. Pursuant to article 13 of the Law no. 171/2018, this information is provided to those who use the web services of the Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino which are accessible online at the following URL:http://www.bcsm.sm/.
This information is provided only for the websites http://www.bcsm.sm and LinkedIn .

BROWSING DATA
The computing systems and software procedures in place for the proper functioning of this website gather personal data in the course of their normal operation. The transmission of said data is implicit in web service and communication protocols. This data is not collected for the purpose of being associated to identified parties. However, by its very nature and through its processing and associations with data held by third parties, it could be used to identify users. This data category includes IP addresses and the domain names of the computers used to connect to the website, addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation for the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to send the request to the server, the size of the response file, the numeric code indicating the status of the data response from the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the user’s operating system and computing environment. This data is used for the sole purpose of gaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to ensure that it is functioning properly. They are deleted immediately after they are processed. This data could be used to verify responsibility in cases of cyber crimes which could potentially damage the site. In all other instances, data on web contacts is not currently kept for more than seven days.

DATA CONTROLLER
After a user visits this website, data relating to identified or identifiable people may be handled and processed.
The “Data Controller” for processing this information is: The Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino, Via del Voltone, 120, 47890, City of San Marino, Republic of San Marino (email: info@bcsm.sm and phone number +378 549 882325).

DATA PROCESSING LOCATION
Data processing connected to this site’s web services takes place at the head office of the Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino, Via del Voltone, 120, 47890, City of San Marino, Republic of San Marino. Said processing is handled only by the technical staff in charge of processing such data, or by those tasked with occasional maintenance operations. No data originating from the web service is communicated or shared. The personal information supplied by users who ask to receive informational materials (newsletters, documents, responses to questions, etc.) is used only for the scope of providing the service requested and is shared with third parties only if necessary for the stated purpose.

COOKIES
In order to make its services as efficient and simple to use as possible, this site uses cookies. For that reason, when visiting it, a minimum amount of data is saved on the user’s device, in the form of small test files called “cookies”. Cookies are saved on the user’s web browser directory. There are various types of cookies, but the main purpose of a cookie is to make the site more efficient and to enable certain features.
Cookies are used to improve users’ global navigation. In particular:

• They make it more efficient to navigate from one page to another within website.

• They save the user’s name and preferences.

•They ensure users don’t have to repeatedly enter the same information (such as username and password) more than once when viewing the site.

• They measure the use of services by users in order to optimise the navigation experience and the services offered.

• They present targeted advertisements according to the interests and behaviour of the user while browsing.

There are different types of cookies. Below are the types of cookies which might be used by the site, with a description of their purpose.

Technical cookies
Cookies of this type are necessary to ensure that certain parts of the website function properly. Cookies in this category include permanent and session cookies. Without these cookies, the site or a few parts of it might not function properly. For this reason, they are always used, no matter what the user’s set preferences are. Cookies in this category are always sent by our domain.

Analytical cookies
Cookies of this type are used to gather information about how the website is used. The Data Controller uses this information for statistical analysis, to improve the website and simplify its usage, and to monitor its proper functioning. This type of cookies gathers anonymous information on user activity on the site, how the user came to the site and the pages visited. Cookies in this category are sent by the website or from third-party domains.

Our site uses Google Analytics, which offers statistics to measure and analyse site performance through the use of cookies. For the privacy overview of Google Analytics, please refer to http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html .
For Google’s privacy policy, please refer to https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/ .

Google AdWords & Google Remarketing Cookies
This website may use the Google AdWords advertising service and Google Remarketing technology. Both are managed by Google Inc. Even the tracking function which monitors conversions for AdWords uses cookies. To help us keep track of these conversions, a cookie is added to the user’s computer when the user clicks on an advertisement. This cookie lasts 30 days and neither collects nor tracks information which could personally identify a user. Users can disable tracking cookies for Google conversions in their internet browser settings. In a few cases, cookies can cause problems when accessing or navigating within your AdWords account. When that happens, the best way to remedy the problem is to clear your cache and delete the cookies saved to your browser. To learn more, click here. Lastly, the user can disable Google Analytics cookies by downloading a browser plug-in from the following URL:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB .

Third-party cookies
Cookies of this type are used to gather information on the use of the website by visitors, the keywords used to reach the site, websites visited and the source(s) of the traffic which directed visitors to the site for marketing campaigns. The Data Controller may use such information to compile reports and improve the website. These cookies collect information anonymously. Cookies of this type are sent by the website or from third-party domains.

Cookies for the integration of third-party features
Cookies of this type are used to integrate third-party features in the website (for example, comments sections or social network icons which allow visitors to share the site’s contents). Cookies in this category can be sent from partner site domains or from the domains which offer the features found on the site.
The Data Controller is not required to ask for the user’s consent for technical cookies as they are necessary for the requested service.
For other types of cookies, users can grant consent, pursuant to current regulations, through specific browser, computer program or device settings which are clear and easy to understand for the user. The Data Controller would like to note that cookie preferences can be changed at any time. It is also possible to disable cookies from being saved to the browser at any time, but this may prevent the user from using certain parts of the website.

Third-party websites
This site contains links to other websites which have their own privacy policies. These privacy policies may be different than that adopted by the Data Controller, which thus is not accountable for third-party websites.
Pursuant to art. 111 of the Law no. 171/2018, consent for the use of such cookies is expressed by the involved party through the individual browser settings which the user freely chose for navigation of the site, without prejudice to the user’s right to communicate to the Data Controller, at any time, his/her preferences in relation to the data processed by the cookies which the browser accepted.
The user can stop permanent cookies from being saved to his/her hard disk by setting his/her browser to disable cookies. Learn how to disable cookies on the most commonly used browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera. After disabling cookies, however, some pages on the website may not function properly.

PROCESSING METHODS
Personal data is processed and handled with automated tools only for as long as absolutely necessary for the purpose for which the data was collected. Specific safety measures are taken to prevent the loss, illicit or improper use of, and/or unauthorised access to data.